|5/27/16, Mexican flag outside Trump rally in San Diego|
May 27, 2016, "Trump Rally in San Diego Draws Thousands," patch.com, Maggie Avants
"Police monitored a crowd of about 1,000 anti-Trump protesters Friday outside the downtown venue where the presumptive Republican presidential nominee held a campaign rally that lasted about an hour and a half....
At least 10,000 people showed up to hear Trump speak.
A campaign spokesman said about 20,000 people RSVP'd for the event, but the room at the (San Diego) convention center had a capacity of 10,000. A large amount of people were still in line trying to get inside the facility as Trump delivered his speech.
At one point in his speech, Trump called the U.S. a third-world country.
"But it's not gonna happen anymore," he said, as a couple of protesters were escorted out by security.
Then he heckled Hillary Clinton, the former first lady who is leading the delegate count in the race for the Democratic nomination, about her alleged email scandal.
"I love emails — they never go away. Hillary do you hear that?"
Trump spoke for about 58 minutes, saying he would compete strongly for California's electoral votes in November.
In his speech, Trump said he can compete in California because people are tired of political leaders like "crooked Hillary." "They offer "all talk and no action," he said.
He also said U.S. political leaders were "grossly incompetent."
"We're going to play for California, we're going to win California, you watch," Trump said.
On Thursday, Trump reached the number of delegates necessary for the GOP nomination.
"We have created a movement — it's a movement to common sense, to smarts, we're not going to be ripped-off anymore," Trump said.
He touched on numerous issues in his speech, touting his commitment to helping veterans, rebuilding the military and forcing allied nations to stop "abusing us."
He also went on rants over a class-action lawsuit filed against him and his now-defunct Trump University, which is scheduled to go to trial in November in San Diego, and a woman who worked for him but later made critical remarks about him to the media.
In a city close to the U.S.-Mexico border, he made only a couple of passing references to his plans to construct a wall that would keep illegal immigrants from entering the country.
Immigration activists joined organized labor and other groups to march to the convention center and demonstrate outside. Some carried Mexican flags and chanted profanities....
Several arrests were made outside the San Diego Convention Center as Donald Trump's campaign rally ended Friday afternoon.
San Diego police said in a Twitter post just after 3:30 p.m. that "several protesters tried to breech a secured area," resulting in the first arrest."...
Image above, one of numerous Mexican flags outside Trump rally, screen shot from Fox 5 San Diego video, 5/27/16, "Police arrest violent protesters after Trump rally," Fox5 San Diego